Right-wing-nut-job Glenn Beck last week revealed a personal goal that he hopes to achieve: building his very own self-sustaining community that he will name “Independence, USA” aka, Becktopia.
If the story sounds familiar the idea resembles that of John Galt, a character in Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged”. In the book, Galt leads a number of society’s most productive citizens on a strike, evoking a utopian world in which its residents live without the authority of society and government. Similarly, Beck hopes to lead his own group of people into a world isolated from the rest.
BECK PART 1
BECK PART II
OK, so the town will be cut off from society. It will produce all of its own food. It will have no "national brands like Gap or Ann Talyor." It will produce all of its own media and technology. It will "deprogram" kids before and after college. All building will be subject to central planning. I'm pretty sure we've all heard of this place before. It's called North Korea.
THE DEATH OF THE GOP
The Republican Party, The American Taliban and the GOP serve no relevant purpose in America, except to give lunatics and unlettered rednecks a place to express their antiquated ideas.
As far as the teapublican party disappearing - if I awoke tomorrow and the party was to never be heard from again - I would certainly not lose any sleep if they where non-existent. In defense of Mitt Flip-Flopney, the party was a big kerfuffled mess long before it elevated Mr. 47% to frontrunner status and the nomination. The fatal flaw of the party has been the abandonment of its principles - in lieu of the unhinged syphilitic tea party dementia infecting what’s left of its brain, and forcing it to simply attack a fictitious caricature of President Obama, whether it means contradicting prior teapublican ideas (cap and trade, individual mandate, etc.) or literally sabotaging the economy for political gain. Allowing this brand of radicals to dictate the agenda of the party was a huge mistake.
Instead of acknowledging the tea party with cursory lip-service, the teapublicans recklessly jumped into bed with the tea bagger society and elevated it to a power status it should never have been allowed to attain. By consummating that union, the GOP made it impossible to reach the middle for fear of a backlash by the American Taliban.
No, sadly, the GOP won’t disappear. It’ll just continue to stroke the far-right - marginalizing itself and augmenting its status as a dying faction of regional, white, angry, hypocritical Christian bible thumpers.